6 Good Things Hitler Did?
Hitler, the man labeled by many as the most vicious person who has ever lived, was not just a mass-murdering dictator. Of course all the media wants to talk about was how evil the Third Reich was. But great evil is almost always balanced by great good- this is a cosmic principle of nature. If any man embodied such balance of light and dark, it was Adolf Hitler.
“I’m not a Nazi but…”
I just want to make it abundantly clear before I continue that I am not a Nazi sympathizer in any way, shape, or form. One thing I’m sick of however is how “taboo” the subject of Adolf Hitler still is. It’s okay to talk about Nero, Julius Caesar, or Vlad the Impaler and to speculate “this” or “that” about such figures in mankind’s history- but make one mention of Hitler and right off the bat one has to first emphasize that they’re not racist, bigoted, or hateful in any manner or to any degree- just as I did a few sentences earlier! It’s kind of like saying, “Hey dude, before we sit down and have a conversation about Genghis Khan, I just want to clear the air and state for the record that I am in no way a Chinaman hell-bent on uniting the nomadic tribes of North-East Asia”.
The Nazis Didn’t Just Kill People!
Besides the events that everyone since childhood has been told of, particularly the story of the holocaust, there were many astonishing acts carried about by Hitler’s government that few are familiar with. The following are six good achievements made by the Third Reich that radically set the stage for future advancement in many particular fields, sciences, and social norms.
1.) No smoking! Hitler was vehemently anti-smoking. The Nazi’s were also the first to link smoking to the contraction of cancer. Source.
2.) The Hitler Mobile? Hitler wanted every German, whether rich or poor, to have a car. And thus he invented the Volkswagen (“People’s Car”). Source.
3.) Spare some change? Before coming into power in 1933, mass unemployment crippled the German economy. The global depression of that era made it so that a wheelbarrow full of money couldn’t even buy a loaf of bread. When the Nazis stormed on to the scene, they put everyone back to work. Over night, the wheels of the economy were turning once more and money was flowing back into people’s pockets. Source.
4.) It’s his way or the highway! Every time you hop on to the freeway to get somewhere faster than taking all the back roads, thank Hitler. That’s right, Hitler invented the highway system (“Autobahn” in German). Source.
5.) This little light of mine… I’m gunna let it shine! The Olympic torch relay ceremony was Hitler’s idea for the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. We haven’t since gotten rid of the ceremony. Source.
6.) Save the whales! Hitler and many top Nazis were environmentalist types who cared deeply about animals and their rights. The Nazis were among the first to put in place laws protecting animals from abuse. Source.
Aside from the above examples are many countless others wherein Hitler used his extraordinary power as dictator to push both good and evil policies. Again, it’s important to realize the “yin yang” concept as alluded to prior when attempting to make sense of such information concerning the person and achievements of Adolf Hitler.
Author’s note: Please don’t spam me with comments such as “GRANT J. KIDNEY IS A NAZI LIAR!”.